Oklahoma teen dies after sand tunnel collapse

Ponca City Now - June 10, 2016 9:31 am

UPDATE:

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — WJHG/WECP has received confirmation from the Bay County Sheriff’s Office that Travor Brown died at 11:42 a.m. today Florida time.

His family will be returning to Oklahoma for funeral services.

"The Bay County Sheriff’s Office expresses condolences to the family of Travor Brown," spokesperson Ruth Corley wrote in a press release.

Brown’s mother had made the decision earlier Friday to take him off life support.

He was trapped in a sand tunnel collapse at St. Andrew State Park in Panama City Beach on Wednesday.

The News Herald (http:// bit.ly/1ZDDfPA ) reports Brown was visiting the area with friends. On Wednesday, beachgoers told Bay County Sheriff’s deputies they’d seen a couple of teens digging in a sand bank. Later they noticed a teen’s feet sticking out of the sand and started digging him out.

 

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